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Old May 29th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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Our home brewed fuzzy

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I have a beach gig this weekend, and I can tell so far that it does help with the wind. I'll have two lavs for my main sound. It helps to have a wife that can sew.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 12:39 PM   #2
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When you are done shooting you can dust with it! ;-)

Seriously, what did you use for support under the material?

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Old May 29th, 2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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If you don't sew you're almost SOL but I've
been thinking of a way to mimic thread stitching
by using small alligator clips up the seam.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 02:16 PM   #4
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If you can not sew, buy a Rycote. ;-)

Or you could use the stick on Velcro instead of sewing.

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Old May 29th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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I think there's such a thing as "fabric glue", that
is supposed to hold pretty well.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 02:35 PM   #6
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When you are done shooting you can dust with it! ;-)

Seriously, what did you use for support under the material?

Bill

The stock black wind cover, i know i know, i'm losing sound, but for this application, i'm good I think. So to recap, it's the mic, the black stock mic cover, and the furry thing.
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The stock black wind cover, i know i know, i'm losing sound, but for this application, i'm good I think. So to recap, it's the mic, the black stock mic cover, and the furry thing.
Just add a bit of air in the EQ and you'll be
back to normal.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #8
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My wife said she'd make one for anyone in exchange for 50 dollars or a Sony Z1u. Just kidding. I'm sure she would't mind, ofcourse I'd have to check. :}
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I think there's such a thing as "fabric glue", that
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That would work, there is also iron on binding tape that works well.

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The stock black wind cover, i know i know, i'm losing sound, but for this application, i'm good I think. So to recap, it's the mic, the black stock mic cover, and the furry thing.
What makes this work is the dead air space between the fuzzy and the mic.
I was going to suggest you make some kind of support to provide that air space. This I think will improve the performance of the fuzzy.
Maybe some kind of plastic support fore and aft to keep it above the black windscreen.

I was thinking of doing what you did let us know how it woked out.

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Will Do................hehe, if my old brain can remember
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Opps! Forgot to ask where did you buy the material?

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Opps! Forgot to ask where did you buy the material?

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I have one of these stores in my town. http://www.joann.com/?AID=9818761&PID=1413356&SID=b112

It's just a fabric store, the material was 15 bucks a yard. I tried to find that stuff called wolf hair that Boyd talked about at Wal-mart, I haven't found it yet.
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I think the price at Ben Franklin was about $25 for
a yard last year.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 02:16 PM   #15
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Fur?

There is a lot of variation in fake fur. The backing in particular in very different. Some backings are stiff and almost solid, while others ane very porous and flexible. I would assume that porous and flexible would block the sound the least, but I have never looked at one of the professional softies. What is the backing like? What should we look for in fake fur to get the best results?
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